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Gretna in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hickey's Road

 
 
Hickey's Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Hickey's Road Marker
Inscription. Hickey’s Road, first laid off by court order in 1749, followed this general path. Named after John Hickey, a merchant who operated a store at its western limits and peddled his wares along its length, the road stretched more than 100 miles from Halifax County, past Mt. Airy and Chalk Level in Pittsylvania, and into Chatham before proceeding westward to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A major thoroughfare home to many stores and ordinaries, the road played a major role in European settlement in Southside Virginia in the 18th and 19th centuries.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number L 47.)
 
Location. 36° 56.094′ N, 79° 13.385′ W. Marker is in Gretna, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of East Gretna Road (Virginia Route 40) and Hickeys Road, on the right when traveling east on East Gretna Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gretna VA 24557, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Weatherford's Grave (approx. 9.1 miles away); Claude A. Swanson (approx. 11.1 miles away); Markham (approx.
E Gretna Rd & Hickeys Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. E Gretna Rd & Hickeys Rd
11.6 miles away); Peytonsburg (approx. 11.6 miles away); Hargrave Military Academy (approx. 12.1 miles away); Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. 12.2 miles away); Pittsylvania County Confederate Monument (approx. 12.3 miles away); Pittsylvania Court House (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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